Busuanga, is the largest island in the Calamian Group of islands in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. Busuanga Island is the second largest island in the province after Palawan island itself. The island is located halfway between the islands of Mindoro and Palawan with the South China Sea located to the west and the Sulu Sea to the southeast. South of the island are the two other major islands of the Calamian Group: Culion Island and Coron Island.
Map showing the Calamian Group (in red) and Busuanga Island (in maroon)
Location within the Palawan
|Adjacent bodies of water|
|Area||890 km2 (340 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||600 m (2,000 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Darala|
|Population||73,849 (as of 2015) Municipalities|
Busuanga Island is mainly known as a recreational diving location due to the twelve World War II Japanese wrecks that were sunk by American navy bombings in Coron Bay, a natural anchorage near the town center of Coron, on September 24, 1944.
Geographic data related to Busuanga Island at OpenStreetMap
- Images from a dive trip to Coron, Busuanga in April 2006
- Landscapes of Busuanga 2012